Due to construction, Museum parking may be limited at the time of your visit. Look for additional parking in free or metered spaces along nearby streets.

School Tours

Nevada Museum of Art School Tours take a student-centered approach. Through inquiry-based, standards-aligned, grade-specific content, Pre-K – college students are encouraged to explore interdisciplinary arts integration topics while making meaningful connections with art from the Museum’s collections and exhibitions. Tours are aligned with National Core Arts Standards and Nevada Academic Content Standards.

Optional pre- and post-lesson plans designed to further enrich your students learning experience at the Museum will be sent to all confirmed tour bookings.

Underwriting for busing is provided by the Museum for public and charter schools from Douglas and Washoe County School Districts.

In-person and virtual tours are available in Spanish upon request.

K-12 School Tour Art Lab at a Glance

Megan Bellister
Nell J. Redfield Curator of Learning and Engagement

In-Person School Tours

The School Tour + Art Lab is a two-hour program that includes an hour-long interactive, inquiry-based tour paired with a related hands-on studio art project facilitated by trained Museum Educators. The School Tours program is an interdisciplinary arts integration experience, aligned with the Nevada Academic Content Standards.

Grades: Pre-K – College

Cost: $5 per student

Days: Tuesday – Friday

Time: 10 am – 12 pm

Size: A minimum of 10 students, not to exceed 60 students

Length: 2 hours 

Virtual School Tours

Sharing artwork from the Museum, Museum Educators will engage students in an inquiry-based conversation followed by a facilitated hands-on art project. Art projects can be completed with basic materials readily found in the classroom or at home. The School Tours program is an interdisciplinary STEAM based experience, aligned with the Nevada Academic Content Standards in Fine Art, Math and Science.

The Virtual School Tour will be hosted on Zoom with a link provided by the Museum, or an existing Zoom meeting provided by you. Tours can also be adapted for a different preferred platform (Teams, Google, etc.). Virtual tours are available for all schools statewide as well as out-of-state schools.

Grades: Pre-K – College

Cost: Free

Days: Monday – Friday

Time: Hours are flexible

Size: Flexible

Length: 45 minutes – 1 hour

Major Sponsors

The Nell J. Redfield Foundation
The Arthur and Mae Orvis Foundation, Inc.
The Hearst Foundations


The Thelma B. and Thomas P. Hart Foundation
Stacie Mathewson
Jack Van Sickle Foundation
Western Nevada Supply Co.

Supporting Sponsors

Roxie and Azad Joseph Foundation
U.S. Bank